Climate Action Plan

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Our commitment to current and future generations continues here. The Town Council adopted the Summit Community Climate Action Plan in April of 2019 and has embarked on implementation through a variety of projects in renewable energy, building energy, transportation, waste, and forests.

Goal: Reduce greenhouse gas emissions 50 percent by 2030 and 80 percent by 2050.

So how do we get there? By targeting specific sectors in our community.

Renewable Energy Sector
Vision: Our communities will be powered in ways that protect our vibrant mountain resources.
Goal: Reduce emissions from electricity use 100 percent by 2035.

Building Energy Sector
Vision: Our communities will maximize energy efficiency and lead in green design.
Goal: Reduce emissions from building energy use 21 percent by 2030 and 36 percent by 2050.

Transportation Sector
Vision: Our communities will design multi-modal transportation systems that discourage fossil fuel consumption.
Goal: Reduce emissions from transportation 25 percent by 2030 and 91 percent by 2050.

Waste Sector
Vision: Our communities will conserve natural resources through striving for zero waste.
Goal: Reduce emissions from waste 50 percent by 2030 and 90 percent by 2050.

Forest Sector
Vision: Our communities will value healthy forests and understand their beneficial climate and environmental impacts.
Goal: Maintain forest cover in Summit County and improve forest resilience to climate impacts.

To achieve these goals, the Climate Collaborative identified impactful strategies to reduce our community's emissions. Read through the plan to learn more about the strategies and what it takes to achieve 80 percent reduction carbon pollution.

For more info contact or call 970-668-5703.